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Same owner for 45 years that was Saab USA Sport and Rally Competition Department Director. All original paint in normal condition for it's age with minor stress cracks and a few knicks in the fiberglass. Please view the pictures of the blemishes.The body and floors are solid with no rust and no evidence of patches or any repairs. This is not a restored Sonett, it is a well preserved original classic with patina that can not be duplicated. The interior is original and in good condition with the original headliner. The factory AC is not working but it is all there.
The engine runs strong and the transaxel is quiet, shifts properly and the clutch and brakes are fine.
This time capsule has an upgraded MSS sxhaust system and Koni shocks.
In its 55-year history as an auto manufacturer, Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, or Saab, has produced many sporty and even race-winning cars. But the only true sports car to have emerged from the Swedish constructor is the Saab Sonett.
First shown in 1956, the Sonett I/94 was designed as a competition car for the street, a road-going prototype that would allow Saab to get around the restrictive European rally and GT racing rules of the early 1950s that forbade significant mods to standard cars for racing. Equipped with the 57-hp, 748-cc two-stroke unit from the 93 coupe, the fiberglass-bodied Sonett looked to be a serious contender. By the time it was ready, however, the rules had changed, allowing more modifications. The original Sonett was dropped after only six cars were built.
Ten years later Saab revived the model as the Sonett II. Project 97 was a car intended purely for the street. Powered initially by the 841-cc, three-cylinder two-stroke from the Saab 96, the Sonett II was upgraded in 1967 with a German Ford-sourced 1.5-liter V4 producing 65 hp. But the styling of the fwd Sonett II's fiberglass body didn't quite live up to Saab's needs for a sports car that could...
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- No Known Accidents
- No Known Bodywork